In this Raspberry Pi OctoPrint tutorial, we will be walking you through all the steps that you need to follow to be able to set up OctoPrint on your Raspberry Pi and connect to it from Cura.
To simplify things, we will be using the OctoPi distribution. This distribution is a pre-setup version of Raspbian with everything that you need to get OctoPrint up and running already installed. It also helps simplify the process of setting up a WiFi connection among other things.
To be able to use OctoPrint make sure that your 3D Printer has an available serial port. Many 3D printers allow this ability over a USB cable connection. However, some might require more complicated methods that we won’t be touching on in this tutorial. Our tutorial will assume you already have your Raspberry Pi connected to your 3D printer via its serial connection.
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